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E-auction 131-71484 - CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus AU/AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2015 14:20:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 305-306
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Magnifique portrait de Constance Ier. Revers légèrement mou. Patine vert foncé aux reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constance Ier césar à gauche avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*11).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantius Augustus”, (L’empereur Constance auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI/ -|*// PLC.
Reverse description : Genio (le Génie) debout à gauche nu, le manteau pendant sur l'épaule, tenant de la main gauche une corne d'abondance et de la main droite une patère et sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges larges. Ce type est en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CONSTANCE I CHLORINE

(1/03/293-25/07/306) Flavius Valerius Constantius

August (1/05/305-25/07/306)

Constance became Caesar on 1 March 293 along Galley. Constance became august 305, passed in Britain to fight the Picts. He died at York as Septimius Severus, July 25 306. Constantine had the time to join, despite the prohibition of Galerius. Constantine had hit a major counterfeiting consecration then return to his memory.

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